VPR Evening News February 13th, 2009

Governor’s plan to cut health care programs faces opposition; Vermont House approves bill encouraging colonoscopies; Health Department to conduct more asbestos research; Fairpoint customers still experience e-mail problems; State may eliminate Agency of Commerce; One family celebrates two sporting achievements; and commentator Tom Slayton on hardships facing dairy farmers.

Cities and Towns Face Budget Uncertainties

How will state budget cuts impact Vermont’s towns and cities in the current and coming years? We talk about it with Steven Jeffrey of the Vermont League of Cities and Towns. Plus, we survey the year’s top environmental stories with Candy Page. And we visit with a 92-year-old track star.

VPR Evening News December 19th, 2008

Lawmakers hold back on cuts to mental health programs; Vermont unemployment rate goes up in November; Patrick Leahy expects Eric Holder to be confirmed as Attorney General; Celebrating Chanukah; Language of the Abenaki; and commentator Leora Dowling on becoming a volunteer cancer advocate.

VPR Evening News December 17th, 2008

Jury awards $3.6 million to former altar boy; Faculty and students want UVM to hold off on budget cuts; More testimony on proposed budget cuts, but Amtrak service saved; Bernie Sanders leads investigation into Navy wasteful spending; Same-sex marriage advocates hail New Jersey study; Helping people pay for fuel during the holidays; and commentator Mary Barosse-Schwartz on community spirit.

VPR Evening News August 27th, 2008

Joint Fiscal Committee approves $32 million in budget cuts and budget transfers; Vermont delegation have prime real estate in the Pepsi Center; Mistrial declared in Burlington Diocese trial; Human error cause of radiation spike at Vt. Yankee; and commentator Willem Lange on Homeland Security.